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Little Pappasito's Cantina

#147 of 7,014 Restaurants in Houston
#156 of 7,564 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Mexican
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2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209
(713) 520-5066
Today
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating

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  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always bustling with lively people

Very energetic atmosphere, it can get loud but you can still hear, The food cannot be beat, best tex-mex with great portions and consistently good, fresh food. Sizzling fajitas are mouthwatering delicious, table side guacamole is as fresh as you get, and do not think of missing the sopapillas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Katzzam
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We hadn't been to this restaurant in over a year, and were in the area, so we stopped in to see how things were going. Surprised that the parking lot was less than half-full at 7 pm on a Saturday night - probably should have just left at that point. No wait and we were seated in the front of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very energetic atmosphere, it can get loud but you can still hear, The food cannot be beat, best tex-mex with great portions and consistently good, fresh food. Sizzling fajitas are mouthwatering delicious, table side guacamole is as fresh as you get, and do not think of missing the sopapillas.

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Beaumont, Texas
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Little Pappasito's Cantina is a really nice smaller version of Pappasito's. The service was outstanding even during the lunch rush. The food was served quickly and with the flavor as good as any other Pappasito's restaurants.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Usually a wait,for a table, but the food is consistently very good, especially the fajitas. A bit overpriced, but good quality.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The margarita was fantastic. The place is very lively colorful and fun. My waitress, Nita couldn't have been nicer. I had a dish that had broiled salmon and crab cake. The crabcake was like none other. Better than most. It was fresh cooked crab shaped into a upside down bowl ( not fried into a patty) with a sauce and... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Awesome margaritas and tex mex food. Great for friends and family. I recommend the margarita (rocks and salt) and enchiladas. Location is ideal for local visitors and business travelers.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a great family restaurant, with an intimate but bustling atmosphere! The starters are small but about right. Be careful on the mains as they are large! I like to start with the crab claws (1lb) and the table-side guacamole. After that treat, the fish tacos are good. If you wash this down with a margarita be very careful,... More 

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Lynnwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were in town for a wedding and decided we needed to try some good Tex Mex and we weren't disappointed. We started with the chili queso and it so good that we probably ate too much by the time our dinners arrived. The portions are definitely "Texas" sized. We had a great server - he was attentive without being... More 

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Paris, France
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I always eat at Pappasito's at least once during my trips to Houston. Great food, great pina coladas and good service. The only down side is that it's always loud, frequently busy and the portions are too big. That said, it's worth the wait and some folks don't mind the noise and over-eating!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stopped by with a large business group on a Wednesday night. Atmosphere was lively and background noise rather loud. We started with a civeche combo that was good For the entree I had a pan seared snapper which was perfectly blackened seasoned but overcooked Portions were huge

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Additional Information about Little Pappasito's Cantina

Address: 2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209
Phone Number: (713) 520-5066
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: (713) 520-5066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?